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  1. Probe of ex-railways chief nets senior official

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The corruption investigation of former railways minister Liu Zhijun has claimed his right-hand man, a pioneer of China's high-speed railway. Zhang Shuguang, the second ... Zhijun earned the nickname 'Leaping Liu' for pushing high-speed rail on the mainland. Zhang also played a leading role in the development of the network, which is the world's ...

  2. Sino-Laos-Thai rail project still expected to go ahead

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The election in Thailand and the recent downfall of former Chinese minister of railways Liu Zhijun may be causing a temporary setback ... added. 'It may have something to do with Liu or the Thai elections, or both.' In February, Chinese state media announced that Liu had been dismissed as railways minister ...

  3. Railways debt under control, says new minister

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... the sacking of Liu Zhijun as railways chief last month amid an investigation into 'severe violation of discipline'. Last week, the investigation also toppled Liu's right-hand man, Zhang ... team spirit at the ministry and restore confidence among the public after the scandal. He told local media that Liu's case was an isolated one and would have no major impact on the overall ...

  4. All change

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Track record The Railway Ministry's website states that at the end of 2002 before Liu Zhijun took over, China had about 72,000 kilometres of operational track. Today, it has about 91,000km, including high-speed lines. The system ranks second in length to the US. Between 2003, when Liu became railways minister, and last year annual spending on China's rail construction ...

  5. Billions gone missing

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Five billion yuan (HK$6 billion) is missing from the accounts of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway project. Rail minister Liu Zhijun was fired from his job last month and is under investigation for disciplinary issues. Around 187 million yuan has been embezzled- a kind of financial fraud- and the rest has been lost on illegal tendering, bad money management and fake ...

  6. Disgraced minister had sex with TV stars, report says

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Mainland media continued yesterday to publish juicy details of disgraced former railways minister Liu Zhijun's mistresses, with one report saying a businesswoman linked to the scandal had arranged for Liu to have sex with television stars. A report by the outspoken New Century magazine said Shanxi businesswoman Ding Shumiao- whose dealings with Liu are said to have led ...

  7. Ministry's response stirs anger

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ministry officials were trustworthy. She said that all the top leaders of the ministry, not just Sheng or his predecessor, Liu Zhijun, should be held accountable. Liu was sacked as minister ...

  8. Rail firms hit by minister's downfall

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Chinese railway companies saw their share prices dragged lower by the downfall of railway minister Liu Zhijun. Since February 14, shares of Midas Holdings plunged 21.1 per cent to HK$4.40 despite the Hong Kong and Singapore-listed firm winning two contracts totalling 83.5 million yuan (HK$98.7 million) in Turkey and Malaysia, while CSR Corp fell 10.7 per cent ...

  9. Railways to stay in hands of state

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to rampant graft. Former railways minister Liu Zhijun was sacked in February on suspicion of corruption linked to tenders for lucrative construction projects. In his online chat with internet users ...

  10. Railway graft scandal widens as 3 more held

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after the sacking of former railways minister Liu Zhijun. Shao Liping, the 57-year-old head of the railway bureau in Jiangxi's provincial capital Nanchang, and Lin Fenqiang, the railway ... ensured that Liu Zhixiang had a meteoric rise. The Economic Observer reported that Ma was probably linked to one of the people who bribed Liu Zhijun, Shanxi businesswoman Ding Shumiao. Ding, who ...




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